The General Services Administration is looking for contractors to help fill positions in the agency’s Technology Transformation Service, the group that works across the government to upgrade aging government technology.
GSA issued a request for information last week seeking a contractor to fill positions it’s having trouble filling. Hiring security engineers, applications engineers and customer experience specialists, among others, has eluded the agency, according to the RFI.
The solicitation also seeks industry comments on GSA’s own recruitment process.
GSA said it would provide all information on the positions it needs to fill after a contract is awarded, it just needs a contractor to help fill the positions. The agency noted in the request that the Talent Team is in “immediate need” for six fulltime technology positions. The needed positions would provide technical support for clients, site reliability and DevOps practices.
The contractor would only be required to search and present candidates to GSA, not on-board or manage security requirements, the request says.
Potential contract recipients would need to file weekly updates on their recruitment processes, outreach activities, anticipated completion date, any unanticipated problems that may affect its completion and samples of outreach to attract candidates.
The contractor will also need to supply drafts of technical evaluation criteria.
Interested parties must respond by May 31.
The Pentagon’s Defense Digital Service has undertaken a similar effort, recently launching a program with five civilian workforce recruiters that it hopes will help it hire more tech talent from the private sector.